Cornell Lab of Ornithology
"The Spotted Towhee is a large, striking sparrow of sun-baked thickets
of the West. When you catch sight of one, theyÃ¢â,¬re gleaming black above
(females are grayish), spotted and striped with brilliant white. Their
warm rufous flanks match the dry leaves they spend their time hopping
around in. The birds can be hard to see in the leaf litter, so your best
chance for an unobstructed look at this handsome bird may be in
the spring, when males climb into the shrub tops to sing their buzzy songs."
Spotted Towhees spend 70 to 90% of their time singing their hearts out while they're trying to attract a mate. After they are successful the singing drops to about 5% of their day. From the lovely song that is being sung every morning around our house I'm guessing not too many have found a girlfriend yet. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is the best site I've found for bird descriptions, song, habitat, behavior, and just plain cool facts.